Oklahoma tornado linked to global warming in 2013 and global cooling in 1975
CAN the Oklahoma tornado be blamed on global warming? What do you think?
Wonkette writes sarcastically:
Good News! Massive Killer Tornadoes Just The Normal Kind, Not the Global Warming Kind (Updated)
Red Green And Blue blog writes:
Yes, global warming IS giving us bigger, more devastating tornadoes,,,
The connection is simple: Heat energy is what drives storms. The more heat energy you have in the system, the bigger the storms will be. the bigger the storms are, the greater the devastation. And the cost. And the loss of life.
While the fossil fuel industry is still in denial, the insurance industry has known this for years. They know all about uncertainly – if they don’t manage uncertainty correctly, insurance companies go broke, and quickly.
Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor to tell us:
“When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms. It hits Oregon with acidified seas, it hits Montana with dying forests. So, like it or not, we’re in this together… So, I want this future: I want a Republican Party that has returned to its senses and is strong and a worthy adversary in a strong America that has done right by its people and the world.”
He also knows:
“It is irresponsible not to mention climate change,” said Kevin Trenberth, head of the Climate Analysis Section of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, in 2011 after a series of large tornadoes. “The environment in which all of these storms and the tornadoes are occurring has changed from human influences.”
Before we get to more experts, a word from 1975, when tornadoes were linked to global cooling: